Archive for March, 2012

This Must Be Underwater Love

Friday, March 30th, 2012

The Aquatic trend was one of the most exciting looks to hit the S/S 12 catwalk. Many top designers embraced the trend including Versace, Chanel, Marc Jacobs and Alexander McQueen.  We saw beading and scales, cutting and layering to create majestic ocean waves and jellyfish inspired ruffles.  And as soon as Florence Welch performed from a giant seashell at the Chanel SS12 show at Paris FashionWeek last october the scene was set for all things oceanic!

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Gorgeous Jewellery Brand frillybylily Joins IndependentBoutique.com!

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Another fabulous British brand joins us at IndependentBoutique.com,  we welcome the wonderful frillybylily! We chat to designer Lily McCallin about her brand and her latest collection which was inspired by vintage costume jewellery.

How do you describe to people what you do and your design style?

frillybylily jewellery is experimental and thoroughly considered. When it comes to materials and  manufacturing methods, the jewellery aims to promote a sustainable and fair way of working. Ethical sourcing and manufacturing is of fundamental importance. Quality is excellent as is value for money. Customers can buy themselves a fashionable, desirable and honest product that tells a story for a competitive price. Read More…..

Filipa Oliveira Jewellery Design Joins IndependentBoutique.com!

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

We are very excited to announce Filipa Oliveira Jewellery Design is the latest luxury brand to join our site. Filipa Oliveira contemporizes the ancient art of filigree which is a delicate kind of jewellery metalwork made with twisted threads usually of gold and silver. We chat to designer Filipa about her work, her influences and how her brand has developed. Read More…..

Design Led Fashion Label SLC-SLC Joins Us at IndependentBoutique.com

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

We are thrilled to announce British made fashion and illustration label SLC-SLC has joined us here at IndependentBoutique.com. We talk to designer Sarah Louise Chatterton about how her brand has developed, her inspiraton and plans for the future.

SLC-SLC - Ruched Red Cami Top with Shell Print


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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Well well well, what a glorious weekend we’ve just had! We’ve been bathed in sunshine for the most part and it’s got us in mood for long evenings on the beach and hours spent wistfully gazing at the sunset! So we’ve compiled a few little outfit ideas that are perfect for instant sunshine glamour, which would suit seafood dinners on your holidays or a family BBQ right here in good old Blighty!

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Fancy Foot Work

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

With the weather warming up we’re in the mood for some new fancy footwear. Get those poor feet out of those winter booties, they’ve been missing the sun on their skin!
Here’s our pick of some of the best Spring footwear IndependentBoutique.com has to offer – from cool sandals to sexy stilettos. Read More…..

More Press For Our Brands 2012

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

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Press For Our Brands 2012

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Our brands have been receiving lots of press since the beginning of 2012, here are just a few press cuttings – with loads more to follow!

Aiyna - Evening Standard

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Recent Press For Luxury Eel Skin Handbag Brand Makki

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
day bag art deco

Makki - Art Deco Day Bag

Luxury eel skin handbag brand Makki have just been rewarded the ‘Positive Luxury Blue Butterfly Trust Mark’ which recognises the brands sustainability in the Fashion World. The judging panel was made up of experts from the WWF, Fenton Communications and The Carbon Trust. Read More…..

Work It – Outfit Ideas For Work And Play

Monday, March 19th, 2012

We all work hard, which means we should all play hard too. But it’s not always easy to find that perfect work outfit that can seamlessly make the transition from the office to cocktail bar. So we’ve come up with some great workwear outfit combinations that are practical and sexy.

Workwear Final

 This first work wear outfit features the beautiful Carmen Dress from Minna who have a superb range of dresses made from sustainable, organic, recycled and locally produced textiles. We’ve paired this dress with a smart tailored Gian blazer from Scaline London and Charlock Chelsea boots from Rae Jones, which have a sturdy cuban heel – ideal if you have some errands to run about town. We added cheeky splashes of red with our accessories, courtesy of Tatty Devine and CcHA London. Read More…..